Merrimack News

Chamber honors local business

NASHUA AND BEDFORD – EmbroidMe/Fully Promoted of Nashua and Bedford was recently recognized by the Merrimack Chamber of Commerce, receiving the organization’s 2017 Business Excellence Award for Small Business of the Year. This special recognition by the chamber holds a special prestige ...

Where the Wild Things Are

AMHERST – “My Dad’s head would explode,” at the idea of leaving fall leaves on the ground or letting daffodils and other weeds run rampant on his lawn, Alicia Geilen told her audience at Parkhurst Place recently. But if you want to attract interesting critters to your backyard, skipping ...

Applewild School honored behind MIT and McGill University

FITCHBURG, Mass. – The Applewild School Development Office was awarded the 2017 CASE (Council for Advancement and Support of Education) District 1 Bronze Award for Excellence in the Annual Giving Program, behind Silver winner MIT and Gold recipient, McGill University. Kelly Jennison, director ...

News Digest

Grading policy meeting Oct. 13 The “No homework-grade” policy affects your child’s GPA. A town hall meeting will be held to discuss the Merrimack School District’s administrative change to the homework “protocol,” that homework assignments will no longer be factored into a ...

Joseph Baron

Joseph Baron, originally from Merrimack, NH passed away suddenly on September 7, 2017. He is survived by his mother Sandra Reed (Phil Reed), his father Ken Baron, two brothers, Blake Baron and Chris Baron, grandmother, Eleanor Wilcox, two prior wives, Hollie Niemi, and Amy Zara’s, plus ...

Keller’s #365 project

MILFORD – To get better at a craft, do it religiously every day -that’s the idea behind Keller Nunley’s video project. Each day, for a full year that started in February, the 24-year-old film school graduate has been making short videos – each are one to two minutes long – of places ...

Volunteers: Hurricane help is on the way

MERRIMACK – Student Transportation of America (STA) school bus drivers and Merrimack residents Karl Lundstedt and Laurette Cillo, rear, along with Meghan Lundstedt, 12, a student at Merrimack Middle School, and her brother, Nicholas Lundstedt, 10, a student at Thorntons Ferry Elementary ...

News Digest

Public hearings set to review state DOT 10-year plan CONCORD – Pursuant to RSA 228:99 and RSA 240, the Governor’s Advisory Commission on Intermodal Transportation (GACIT), which is composed of the five Executive Councilors and the Commissioner of the New Hampshire Department of ...

A father of Base ball?

Editor’s note: The term “base ball” is the old name for the game. MONT VERNON – Daniel Adams was a persistent man. Born in Mont Vernon in 1814, he practiced medicine with his father before moving to New York. After work, he loved to play “base ball,” a crude forerunner of modern ...

USA top Dentists survey recognizes 257 N.H. dentists

MANCHESTER – New Hampshire Magazine shared 257 reasons to smile with the announcement of its 2017 Top Dentists. The list includes specialist and general dentistry practitioners from throughout the state. In celebration, New Hampshire Magazine hosted a reception to honor and recognize winners ...

Library

Merrimack Public Library, 470 Daniel Webster Highway. 424-5021 or merrimacklibrary.org. MONTHLY BOOK DISCUSSION The Merrimack Public Library Book Group will meet 7-8:45 p.m. Sept. 20 in the Lowell Room to discuss “The Time Traveler’s Wife.” Open to all. Books are provided. No registration ...

After school, kids discover potential at YMCA

NASHUA – A new school year is filled with potential-a chance to start new routines and habits, build new friendships and discover new possibilities and interests. It’s an exciting time for many kids, however-at the end of the school day, 11.3 million kids head to homes where they are ...

Rapid Refill raises more than $118K in 7th Alzheimer’s fundraising campaign

WALTHAM, Mass. – Fifteen participating Rapid Refill locations throughout Massachusetts and New Hampshire held a seven-week campaign, running from June 1 to July 16, as part of the seventh annual Purple Pump-Up for Alzheimer’s to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association, Massachusetts/New ...

Playoffs: Hot action

A morning of free fun is a sure bet for spectators at the Nashua Senior Softball League playoffs, feisty competitions for guys age 60 and up. The playoffs at Yudicky Field on Route 111A in Nashua begin at 9:30 a.m., on Monday, Sept 18. They continue on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from Sept. ...

News Digest

Local man named SCORE mentor Anthony “Tony” Ferreria, of Derry, has been named by the Merrimack Valley Chapter of SCORE as a member of the volunteer nonprofit organization and a certified small business mentor. SCORE, an arm of the U.S. Small Business Administration, is a national ...

New Hampshire’s hunting seasons underway

CONCORD – New Hampshire’s hunting seasons kicked off on Sept. 1 with the opening of black bear and gray squirrel seasons. Archery seasons for turkey and white-tailed deer get underway Sept. 15. The statewide resident Canada goose hunt runs Sept. 1-25. Highlights of New Hampshire’s ...

Little ducks in a row

WILTON – Pretending to be an animal like a cat, dog or frog comes naturally to kids, and so does dancing, hopping and singing. That’s what they do and more during Amanda Barrick’s yoga classes. Barrick is bringing children’s yoga to the Wilton- Milford area and has opened a studio in ...

Home Health & Hospice Care seeks volunteers

MERRIMACK – Home Health & Hospice Care is looking for people to volunteer their time to provide visits to hospice patients in the greater Nashua and surrounding areas. Volunteer support helps patients and their families feel less alone during a difficult time. A volunteer can make a ...

Latest E. coli test results for Souhegan, Merrimack rivers

The final Souhegan Watershed Association (SWA) water quality monitoring testing for this season took place on a clear, sunny day for a welcome change by the monitors. This summer it seems most of the test dates were on or just after rainstorms. While the rainstorms provide the most beneficial ...

High school literacy program expands through NH Poetry Out Loud 2017-18

As New Hampshire educators continue to find innovative ways to engage their students, high schools will incorporate the Poetry Out Loud program into their English/language arts curriculum again this school year. The New Hampshire State Council on the Arts has opened registration for the 2017-18 ...